Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research: winners announced

13 December 2013

Muscle Fibres of the Heart

A striking image showing the spiral structure of heart muscle fibres in minute detail is the overall winner of this year’s Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research competition, run by the UCL Graduate School.

‘Muscle fibres of the heart’, by PhD student Laurence Jackson (UCL Medical Physics & Bioengineering), shows the spiral structure of the myofibres around the left ventricular chamber and is the overall winner of the competition, with a prize of £250.

Six runners up, all winning £150, have also been selected:

  • Sarah Choo (UCL Slade School of Fine Art) ‘It was a Tuesday like any other Tuesday’
  • Noah Tan (UCL Orthopaedics & Musculoskeletal Science) ‘Remedy 2’
  • Christiane Grieb (UCL German) ‘Lost in Translation’
  • Sabina Andron (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture) ‘100 days of Leake Street’
  • Kimberley Birkett (UCL Space & Climate Physics) ‘The Sodium Tail of Comet ISON’
  • Dr Anai Gonzalez Cordero (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) ‘Retinal kaleidoscope’

The winning images were selected by the judges on the basis of their aesthetic appeal, the nature of their subject matter and technical quality.

The competition exhibition included a total of 338 images submitted by staff and research students from all ten UCL Faculties. The people’s choice prize, based on votes submitted by visitors to the exhibition, will be announced next week.

View an image gallery of all this year’s winners:


Image: ‘Muscle fibres of the heart’, by PhD student Laurence Jackson (UCL Medical Physics & Bioengineering)

Links:

UCL Graduate School – competition winners and more information